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ver nak yuh ler

  • n  a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
  • n  the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
  • s  being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
    a vernacular term
    vernacular speakers

  • A former Japanese minister's house is a fine example of Japanese vernacular architecture.
  • The music director had a gift for mixing the vernacular with tunes that were catchy and easy to sing.
  • John does not know the native vernacular in great detail but he knows it enough to swear in the vernacular.
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  • UCLA Football: The Curious Case of Adrian Klemm
    Elite recruiter. Fabulous recruiter. Rockstar recruiter. The vernacular above isn't attributed to an offensive line coach very often. In most cases, those individuals are known as gruff, tough and old-school in nature. The X's and O's usually take priority over the Jimmys and Joes or the recruiting aspect of the job. Of course, I'm generalizing to an extent. Not every offensive line coach in ...
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